Lees-McRae announces full tuition Sam and Mary Hart Endowed Scholarship for Science

November 18, 2014

Lees-McRae is proud to announce the Sam and Mary Hart Endowed Scholarship for Science, which will provide a full tuition scholarship to one incoming student studying science or health sciences. This scholarship will be awarded to one undergraduate student every two years. Applications may be submitted until February 15, 2015.

Lees-McRae offers many opportunities to study science or health sciences including biology, wildlife biology, nursing (pending approval from NCBON), athletic training, and emergency medical services and management. All science and health programs at Lees-McRae are designed to provide hands-on learning opportunities and preparation for continued professional studies or major-specific careers. Graduates have continued on to graduate schools in the areas of dentistry, medical, microbiology, pharmacology, physician assistant and veterinarian studies.

The Hart Scholarship will be awarded to a qualified incoming undergraduate student at Lees-McRae College that exhibits high school leadership skills and strong moral character as evidenced by service in the community. Application materials including an application, a typed essay and two reference evaluation forms must be submitted to the Director of Financial Aid by February 15, 2015.

Many of the College’s health and science programs are housed in the newly constructed 18,000 square foot May School of Nursing and Health Sciences which features $1.2 million in the latest technology including 3G wireless human simulators, video and audio capture technology throughout the building and state-of-the-art simulation labs. The Hart Simulation Suite, which features two replicated inpatient hospital units, is the largest area of the building and was donated by the Hart Scholarship namesake.

The Hart Scholarship is renewable as long as the student remains enrolled at Lees-McRae College in good academic standing with a minimum of 3.0 GPA and provides demonstration of campus leadership activities. If the recipient fails to meet the criteria mentioned above, a one semester grace period will be offered in which the student may regain eligibility. If the recipient does not regain eligibility or is no longer enrolled at Lees-McRae College, the scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman.

For more information about Lees-McRae College and your eligibility for the Hart Scholarship, please contact Candace Silver, director of admissions, at silverc@lmc.edu.


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